Geofencing Protects Critical Company Devices and Data

Theft and loss happen. Make sure you’re protected.

When you lose a device, it’s not just the device itself that gets lost — it’s all the data on that device, too. For many companies, that can mean critical information. Protect your organization’s device and data through the power of automation with geofencing.

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What Can You Do with Geofencing?

Lock devices if they leave a specific area

Track hardware to make sure it stays in place

Sound an alarm if a device leaves the restricted area

Protect assets from loss or theft

Optimize delivery routes

Enforce proper device usage

The Benefits of Geofencing for Company Hardware

There are a number of additional benefits associated with geofencing dedicated devices beyond just security.

Discourage theft: Devices that are unusable outside of a specific area makes the likelihood of a device “disappearing” drop dramatically. And if a device does get stolen, you can rest easy knowing it’s unusable.

Prevent misuse: When you can track, monitor, and lock devices automatically, you know they’re being used as intended.

Locate lost devices: Sometimes, devices don’t get stolen — they legitimately get misplaced. If they happen to get misplaced on the back of a truck, for example, at least you’ll know that all your data is safe when it leaves the geofenced area.

Monitor device movement: Not all dedicated devices are stationary — think about in-cab logistics tablets, for example. With geofencing, you can set a large perimeter and get a notification if the device leaves that area. This helps verify devices (and vehicles, where necessary) are used for business purposes.

Process and routing optimization: Similarly, you can use geofencing to optimize delivery routes and processes. Maybe there’s a faster route just outside your geofenced area, but delivery drivers can’t go that way because their devices stop working. By monitoring geofenced areas, you can pinpoint these areas of inefficiency.


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Esper’s Geofencing is as Easy as 1-2-3

Geofencing might sound complicated, but Esper makes it easy. In fact, you can have your geofence ready to roll in just three simple steps: create, assign, and define.

The first step is creating your geofenced area. You choose where it starts, where it ends, and how big it is. We use Google Maps to help you pinpoint the exact location with the highest accuracy. Once you’ve created a geofenced area, you can assign devices to that geofenced area. And finally, you’ll define what happens when a device leaves the geofenced area. An alarm? Device lockdown? Both? Your call.

And that’s all there is to it. It’s fast, simple, and powerful — you’ll have all your devices fenced and protected within minutes. Bam.

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Esper’s Geofencing is as Easy as 1-2-3

Geofencing might sound complicated, but Esper makes it easy. In fact, you can have your geofence ready to roll in just three simple steps: create, assign, and define.

The first step is creating your geofenced area. You choose where it starts, where it ends, and how big it is. We use Google Maps to help you pinpoint the exact location with the highest accuracy. Once you’ve created a geofenced area, you can assign devices to that geofenced area. And finally, you’ll define what happens when a device leaves the geofenced area. An alarm? Device lockdown? Both? Your call.

And that’s all there is to it. It’s fast, simple, and powerful — you’ll have all your devices fenced and protected within minutes. Bam.

Spire Health uses remote control to debug issues on their patients’ devices, enabling them to help non-tech-savvy users without needing to be in the same room. 

Teach for India uses remote access so teachers can see what students are working on and help them with assignments. Remote control also comes in handy for device troubleshooting. 

Quick service restaurant chains use remote control so they don’t have to send an IT tech out to the field. What used to take days to fix can now be done in hours or even minutes, saving significant time and money.

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BusRight and Esper both value simplicity, usability, and an outstanding user experience, so it’s a natural partnership. After Esper’s free trial, we became so accustomed to their modern and intuitive platform, the competitor solutions just felt off. Also, the features that Esper provides are robust where other companies say they provide the same solutions, but they’re clearly not built for fleet management.

Neil Bhammar
Head of Operations, BusRight

In order to cope with the Pandemic and ensure that our students wouldn’t miss out or fall behind, we procured 10,000 devices with an aim to use them for blended learning once the schools resumed. A Mobile Device Manager (MDM) wasn’t enough. We required a partner that would help us to restrict usage to educational apps, track our devices and enable our teachers to monitor the students’ usage of the devices.

Hitesh Rawtani
Director Technology, Teach for India

Protect Your Assets, No Matter Where They Are

With geofencing, device security becomes automated so you can ensure your data stays safe and track your missing hardware. Sign up for a trial to give it a test run.

FAQ

What is a geofence used for?

Geofencing creates a digitally fenced area that triggers an action when a device enters or leaves that area.

What is an example of geofencing?

A common example of geofencing is location-based marketing in smartphone apps. When you get within the vicinity of a store, the app may generate a notification telling you about local deals or encourage you to use their store assistance mode. In this scenario, the geofenced area triggers when you enter it. In others, the geofence triggers when the device leaves it.

Do I need software for geofencing?

Yes. This isn’t a native function of any operating system (mobile or otherwise) and requires third-party software.

How Do You Pin a Screen on Android?

App pinning needs to be enabled in Settings. After that, you can swipe up to show recent apps, long press on the app, and select Pin. For more information, check out our full guide on how to use app pinning.

How accurate is geofencing?

Geofencing is as accurate as the GPS on the device. This will vary by location — very dense areas (with trees or buildings, for example) will be less accurate than open areas.

Does Android support geofencing?

Yes! It isn’t a native function, but you can enable geofencing with third-party software.